Vegas Recycling Yard Raided in Stolen Metals Probe

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities have raided two Las Vegas recycling
yards in what police are calling a probe of the receipt and sale of
stolen copper and vehicles.

Las Vegas police Officer Ramon Denby said Wednesday the owner of
ABC Recycling and two employees were detained for questioning in a
three-month undercover operation dubbed "Operation Boneyard."

But he says no one was immediately arrested after dozens of local police and federal agents with warrants swooped into the yards in an industrial area of northeast Las Vegas.

ABC Recycling officials did not immediately respond to telephone
messages seeking comment.

Denby says investigators are sorting through vehicles, copper wire, zinc, aluminum and other recyclables found at the yards.

They're looking for items stolen from parks, schools and construction sites.

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